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The Orange Houses Chapter 29

By Paul Griffin

Chapter 29

FATIMA

  • Outside the courthouse, five days before the hanging, the girls wait for Jimmi to come out—Fatima doesn't want to get any closer in case there are cops around.
  • When Jimmi sees them, he asks what they're up to, and Fatima explains that Mik's helping teach the kids at the hospital, and she's great at it, too.
  • They beg Jimmi to let them take him back there, but it's no use.
  • He's not interested in being drugged up and told everything's going to be okay. It's all lies.
  • Jimmi rushes off, and Mik asks Fatima if she's okay.
  • Um, not really, but she guesses she'll just have to be.